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Modern solutions for a dynamic workplace

For over half a century, Accent Furniture has constantly transformed the everyday workplace into a space of comfort, versatility and purpose.

Women Indesign

The Official Launch of Women Indesign

An initiative years in the making, Women Indesign was officially launched on Thursday February 20th at Design Nation’s Redfern showroom.

Television has ruined your sense of what a house should be like

Writer Andrew P Street believes that our perceptions of how big our houses and apartments should be might have been a little skewed by the TV we watched and on that note, where the hell is his live studio audience?

MeeHotel: A stay in a “Bamboo Forest”

PANORAMA Design Group create the ultimate urban getaway that transports the guest into a bamboo-filled sanctuary of comfort and opulence.

Here are the facts about Milan 2020

After a week of speculation surrounding the annual Salone del Mobile.Milano and the outbreak of Coronavirus in Italy, festival organisers agree to postpone the fair until June.

[Don’t] Lose yourself at the Qantas First Lounge Singapore

One of only four worldwide, Caon Studio and Akin Atelier collaboratively see to it that you won’t want to leave the newly unveiled Qantas First Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

An artful twist on the grocery experience

Sydney-based design studio, Tom Mark Henry reimagines the daily standard of the grocery experience with a fresh, new soul for Harris Farm Markets Mosman.

Spilling the tea on sustainability

T2’s new corporate offices have made sustainability their primary concern.

Ross Gardam: Emotion by Design

He is a mid-career designer, but retains the fresh vision of someone just starting out. Meet Ross Gardam, one of the great success stories of Australian design.

Dance for Life Auction

Architects turned Artists

Bespoke creations by Australia’s top Architects go under the hammer for Dance For Life

INDE.Awards 2020 Countdown To Entry

Just as important as accolades is shared knowledge. And there’s plenty to share in the Indo-Pacific region. Don’t wait – submit your INDE entry now and share your story!

Design for the next generation

There has never been a more pressing time for architecture and design to save us than now. In an era of catastrophic environmental lows, a generation of a new age of sustainability is emerging and is ready to disrupt our ‘new normal.’

It’s not Holden you’re mourning, it’s the Australian Dream

Everything from our cars to our spreads to our quarter acre block has been fetishised. Writer Andrew P Street thinks maybe it’s time to get over them.

Preserving history in history

India’s heritage of ancient cultures and vibrant architecture is something to be celebrated. Design Forum International seeks to preserve its history with a unique, visceral architectural language that speaks of ancient civilisations.

Canopy’s flying colours

A star-studded collaboration between Benjamin Hubert and Christopher Raeburn breathes new life in recycled ex-military “drogue” parachutes – transforming them into furniture pieces like you’ve never seen before.


Glowing from the inside out: Cult’s new look

If it couldn’t get better, Cult Design is offering a $500 giveaway to celebrate.

More Than Just A Party

Inspired by Valentines Day just passed, Bowled Over: Love Fest 2020 is a chance for the architecture and design community to come together while the weather is still warm and reconnect before the year takes off.

Exploring Experiential: Luxury with KOHLER

For KOHLER, experience and expression makes the perfect combination for timeless and impactful design. Making its Australian debut next month, KOHLER Design Forum examines humanity’s relationship and mindset in immersive, sensorial and experiential spaces for the 21st century.

Five reasons to enter the INDE.Awards 2020

The countdown is on! As you get down to business with your INDE.Awards entries, we give you five reasons why your time is being well spent.

Your pets dream vacation

Hangzhou-based design studio, Say Architects reimagine the pet grooming process at Nova Pets in a neutral-toned sanctuary of rejuvenation – treating your pets to the luxurious getaway that they deserve.



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Dissections: Winc, by Business Interiors

Winc is a workplace solutions company, standing as a market leader in office furnishings and supplies, and when it came time to refresh their own workplace they knew it would require a special touch. Here’s the products Business Interiors used in the company’s refreshed office fit-out.

Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct, from Warren and Mahoney

Designed to super-charge co-working and collaboration, Auckland’s Innovation Precinct extends into building number three, a six-storey purpose-built environment.

Agents of Spring, from Group GSA and artillery

What does workplace design look like when the work is play? Find out as GroupGSA and Agents of Spring collaborate on a fun-centric workplace for the modern age.

Elka Collective, from Aplin Creative

Aplin Creative’s visually compelling design for Australian fashion label Elka Collective’s first flagship store raises the subject of why independent brands are investing in bricks and mortar once again.

Cadogan Song School, from Palassis Architects

Recreating the exultant musical qualities of a cathedral in a crypt-like space underground is no simple task, but Palassis Architects accomplished that – and more – at the Cadogan Song School in Perth.

King Street Coworking Space, by Kennedy Nolan

Could your office headquarters double as a collective workspace? Kennedy Nolan’s vivid reimaging of 25 King Collective for Excelon Group brings modern functionality to an historic tenancy.

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

What are students’ expectations of academic libraries? This is a question John Wardle Architects tackled when renovating and expanding Monash University’s Caulfield Library.

Green Square Library and Plaza, from Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture

Designed by Stewart Hollenstein, in association with Stewart Architecture, Green Square Library is a vital community space facilitating lifelong learning and helping people connect in an emerging community.

Woodside, by Unispace

The same blue-sky thinking that underpins Woodside’s energy exploration, development delivery and supply business set the tone for its new global HQ in Perth, designed by Cox Architects and Unispace.

National Museum of Qatar Gift Shop and Children’s Gift Shop, by Koichi Takada Architects

Koichi Takada Architects’ interiors for the recently opened National Museum of Qatar include “the world’s most beautiful museum gift shop”

Camilla and Marc Bondi, by Akin Atelier

For Akin Atelier, the fit-out for the recently completed Westfield Bondi Junction store was especially significant because it’s a major shopping destination within the fashion designers’ hometown.

Denton Corker Marshall Studio

Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) is well known on the Melbourne and international architectural scene, and it was time for them to have a new home.

Microsoft Technology Centre, by Tom Mark Henry

How to make a global tech giant with a transient workforce feel at home? Find out with Sydney’s new Microsoft Technology Centre.

Ovolo The Valley, by Woods Bagot

Designed by Woods Bagot, a Fortitude Valley hotel has been reinvented, offering curious guests a uniquely artful experience.

David Jones and Country Road Group, by Gray Puksand

Six major Australian labels, two buildings, one unified workplace. Graydelviered David Jones and Country Road Group a stylish new Melbourne headquarters.

Yancoal Sydney Workplace, by Hammond Studio

Encouraging the evolution of company culture is no mean feat, particularly when said company is in an industry as notoriously conservative as mining. Yet with their new Darling Park office for Yancoal, Hammond Studio managed to do just that.

University of Adelaide, by ARM Architecture

The dynamic upgrades ARM Architecture made across two buildings at the University of Adelaide are proof that creating effective learning environments is about more than providing practical outcomes for students.

Perth Children’s Hospital, by JCY, Cox, Billard Leece Partnership and HKS

How, as adults, do you design a hospital from a child’s perspective? That was the challenge given to the team behind Perth Children’s Hospital: JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership (BLP), with HKS Inc.

Light Warrior, by WOWOWA

How to create a unified office space for two individual brands? WOWOWA explored this to bring structure and flair to a challenging warehouse tenancy.

Synergy, CSIRO by BVN

More a library than a workplace, the new CSIRO building in Canberra, designed by BVN, is deeply satisfying in a host of ways.

Indesign TV

Industry videos you need to watch

Case in point: Interface’s work with Knight Frank and Real I.S. shows the impact of ReEntry

Consistently seeking out the boldest and most progressive ways to push a sustainable agenda, Interface’s ReEntry project with Knight Frank and Real I.S. goes above and beyond for a climate-smart future.

Watch the highlights from the INDE.Awards 2019!

With a glittering affair at the Melbourne Museum, the INDE.Awards 2019 showcased some of the outstanding talent from across the Indo-Pacific region – and we caught it on film!

Flokk inspired great work at Orgatec 2018

Flokk is all about bringing together a collection of some of the best in European seating, and this attitude of inclusiveness goes even deeper.

Gavin Harris, futurespace at Wilkhahn x Orgatec.

WATCH: Wilkhahn x Orgatec 2018

From agile, to the latest tech advancements and a complementary design approach – hear from design leaders at Orgatec 2018 as they share workplace insights while on the Wilkhahn stand.

Barber & Osgerby in their studio.

At work with Barber & Osgerby at Orgatec 2018

Step inside the studio of Brit design darlings Barber & Osgerby as the pair opens about the future of work, sharing new pieces that challenge the modern function of an office. This is a little taste of what’s to come at Orgatec 2018.

Strategising for Success in a nutshell

Recorded during FRONT, this seminar brings together a band of experts to discuss the ways in which workplace strategy, and its consultants, can and should work more closely with clients and designers – all for a better outcome for the end user.

Arc by Crown Group, designed by Koichi Takada Architects.

What is the design ecosystem? We debated it at FRONT

In this FRONT seminar session, a medley of design and industry professionals talked about the shortening gap between and tighter-knit design ecosystem that is allowing for progressive built outcomes.

The Old Clare hotel, a highly awarded adaptive reuse project by TZG. Photo by Richard Glover.

If it ain’t broke… 5 ways to work with existing buildings, as told at FRONT

In the face of mounting pressure on designers to balance environmental and financial considerations, Todd Hammond of Hammond Studio chaired a session at the inaugural FRONT event on the true value of adaptive reuse.

Top 7 takeaways from Design Entrepreneurs at FRONT

Going out into solo practice and running a business is not something architects and designers get taught at uni. Creating a brains trust during the Design Entrepreneur seminar session at FRONT, these are the key takeaways for anyone looking to go out on their own.

Relive the INDE.Awards Gala 2018!

The official INDE.Awards 2018 Gala event video has been released! Relive the regional industry’s night of nights in Singapore, or catch up on what you missed.

Jury insights into the INDE.Awards 2018

Three of our regional judges reflect on the quality of the INDE.Awards 2018 submissions, and the significance of architecture and design produced in Asia Pacific.

Gessi brings home therapy to Salone del Mobile

Gessi, manufactured in a single location in Vercelli Italy, embodies Italian design and the aesthetic and quality values that come with that label. At International Design Week 2018, the brand brought home therapy to design.

Sights and sounds of EuroCucina 2018

With the EuroCucina at the Salone del Mobile Milan having just rolled around, Sub-Zero and Wolf offers up insight into new technologies in the kitchen and the extensive array of design possibilities.

Do you know the biggest risk factor you’re currently facing? You might be shocked

Employers and corporations are acknowledging the value of ergonomics and its direct impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of their employees. So, what’s ahead?

Humanscale Ergonomic consulting

Learn from the best with Humanscale Consulting

Humanscale’s Ergonomic Consulting assists organisations with the development and implementation of cost-effective ergonomics programs. Here we discover their unique approach to improving wellbeing at work.

What’s the future of ergonomics? We ask the experts: Humanscale Ergonomic Consulting

As architecture and design becomes more attuned to the value of flexibility, ergonomics have come to the forefront of conversations about design. What does this mean for the ergonomics discipline moving forward?

economics of ergonomics

Working smarter AND harder: Humanscale Consulting proves the value of ergonomics to a business’ bottom line

How does ergonomics affect economics? Humanscale shows us how improved ergonomic behaviours can improve business performance and individual wellbeing.

Humanscale's secret to sitting

Is there a ‘secret’ to sitting? Do you know the latest ergonomic innovations? We ask the experts: Humanscale

Thanks to advances in technology and new working behaviours taking place across the world, the discipline of ergonomics continues to evolve. Here we talk to the ergonomic experts at Humanscale Consulting to find out how improved ergonomics is creating a new culture of best practice.

INDE Awards 2017 judges

Our INDE 2017 Judges Reflect on the Inaugural Awards

We hear from four of our judges as well as our trophy designer (Dinosaur Designs) about why the INDE.Awards carry so much value in APAC.

Here’s Why Humanscale STILL Rules The World Of Seating!

The visual simplicity of Humanscale’s chairs belies the state-of the-art technology that allows them to adjust to every user – hardly a knob or lever required!